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focuses on reaction to public and -- republican presidential candidate mitt romney mormonism and his thoughts on what it says about religious tolerance today. mr. campbell takes audience questions for an hour and 20 minutes. >> thank you very much for those words and the introduction. it is nice to be here. as a notre dame guy that is really saying something. i have mixed feelings coming here. i have never been to u.s. c before but i know all about this place. one saturday every year it is u.s. c all the time. i was very pleased when i was in the bookstore today. i buy a t-shirt from every campus allied deposit a little money to get my t-shirt but i was pleased to see a table in the bookstore with a bunch of leprechauns for sale. very classy move. then i walked up to and realize this was a notre dame flag bearers selling because of st. patrick's day. and a biographical information about myself might be relevant for the discussion. i teach at notre dame which means there can be a little confusion about my own biography. people often assume i am catholic. i teach and write on american
with what i talk about in the book. >> chris christi has endorsed mitt romney. >> i hang on everything so i guess i am a mitt romney role. no, i really am. i think it's going to be mitt romney and i'm going to write about that in my column. i've had it with the upstarts. he's not ronald then a fantastic in the the date, and best of all, he has a demonstrated the ability to track the liberals into voting for him. >>> up next thomas sat down with book tv at georgetown university to talk about his book embryo politics. efiks and policy in a atlantic democracies. this is just over 15 minutes. >> we are watching booktv on c-span2, and every month we visit a different university to talk to professors who are also authors about their looks and now joining us on book tv is thomas banchoff, and he is the author of this book, and brio politics. professor banchoff, what do you mean by embryo politics? >> it is said to turn a critical ethical questions about when human life begins and deserves protection and when embryos might be sacrificed in scientific experiments for knowledge. it's something we are
long? and the question is, would there be any candidate who's been challenging governor romney who comes out of super day with a realistic chance of winning the nomination? we've had ups and downs, different people rising and falling. romney has been kind of a savvy competitor, the person to be. but after tomorrow we're going to have a better sense of the totality of this phrase in the degree to which governor romney has the advantage of the rest of the field. >> dan, we've been touching on a number of issues with the student including the money, organization, infrastructure, what is the worst possible case for it to marinate for someone like a mitt romney? can he get by with maybe winning barely or not winning for example to see what happens if he loses ohio, how do you and folks at the national press corps see this storyline unfolding particularly given that newt and santorum and ron paul made it clear they don't plan to go anywhere. does this just more hurdles for matt or is there more for him? >> this has been such a spot for him although i think the boston team running this ca
live now to cleveland ohio four remarks by republican presidential candidate mitt romney and his wife and their introductions are underway. [cheering] and again i told you as a first ohio congressman to endorse the governor i said we need someone in the white house who understands what it means to make a payroll, who understands what it means to balance the budget, who understands what it means to get the economy going again. ladies and gentlemen, we need mitt romney. ohioan needs mitt romney. [cheering] and the white house needs mitt romney. with that i want to introduce to you the next president of the united states, mitt romney. [cheering] [cheering] [chanting] [cheering] >> thank you, thank you so much. hey guys. [cheering] a cheering section back there. this is fabulous. it's great to be here with you today. i wondered if we were going to make it in. the wind in the rain, the plane was bouncing around as we were touching down. i am so sorry not to have chris christie here. he wanted to be here but the state troopers i guess told them the weather was too treacherous. he had a litt
is mitt romney in the breakthrough team in massachusetts in 2006 when he sang into a massachusetts health care reform, which took a new approach that had been tried before an approach i call incremental universalism. incremental borrow from the right, meaning leave people alone if they like what they have, but how people if the system doesn't hurt. universal borrow from the last time i meaningless get universal coverage. this has not been tried before. this is not a rip it up and start over approach. the state must recognize politically we can't take away thinks people like to get to universal coverage. he set up a system which i like to think of as a three-legged stool. the first leg was to end discrimination in the insurance market, two and a flawed system in america where people are just one bad gene are one bad traffic accident away from bankruptcy. the second step was an individual mandate so insurance companies could price insurance fairly common selling into the newly reformed market. and the third step to subsidies with health insurance to be affordable for individual mandates. th
has endorsed a romney. >> i haying on everything chris christie says i am the mitt romney bureau now. i am. i think it will be him. he is not ronald reagan. he is not running. he is the best alternative. and he has us demonstrated abilities to trick the liberals into voting for him [laughter] >> [no audio] i am delighted to have you here. friends and family and those interested in american history. i will speak about the book about 15 minutes then it answers some questions. first, i did a book on a liberal president, and the conservative court. have you heard of those? of course. not currently but franklin roosevelt and the hughes court of the 1930's. 75 years ago. win roosevelt announced the court packing plant that is the subject of my book that i will talk to in a moment. the clash between roosevelt and hughes added critical time in history is a great story and important one. raising the question that was important 75 years ago and today. if life tenure justices of the supreme court can thwart the will alternatively, if the elected president can try to been to the court to his pol
named george romney, author of a certain presidential candidate said it was implemented and he rode on the occasion he said on the occasion in the 1970's of this very first mortgage-backed securities being issued this event marked a revolutionary step forward to increase the funds available for the mortgage financing but in a figuring of 2000, the subprimal lending program to the predatory lenders and unscrupulous house flippers' distraught home buyers. the government found itself unable to sell the houses they had to foreclose on. first denying the problem romney was forced to freeze it in 1971 yet even as the particular lending program ended, the mortgage-backed securities blossomed for higher-quality middle class homes. securitization works as an instrument to connect the demand and a global capital. these new bonds for any kind of house transformed global finance. bypassed traditional banks which could make the loans to allow money to come from almost anywhere from small-town banks, union tensions and european investors. all of them could buy american mortgages in your home town
'll carry oklahoma. host: and when we move past this primary stage, is mitt romney the eventual nominee? what are his chances against president obama? guest: he is the more moderate of the four -- well, it's kind of hard. you can't measure ron paul that way because his is not, you know, a liberal conservative dichotomy. what you would have is a mitt romney who is pretty moderate. he will pick up a lot of independent votes. and i think he'll probably do very well if he is the one. and i think those people who thing that this primary is hurting the republicans, look back hysterically. that's not what happened. that -- historically. that's not what happened. it energized the base. it's like the meeting in copenhagen. they all hated me. in this case, one thing they have in common is they all want to defeat obama. so you have an exercise base with four groups going with that ultimate goal. so i don't think it's going to hurt the republicans' chances. host: would you be happy with a mitt romney presidency? guest: as opposed to obama? yes. host: let's go back to call. tulsa, oklahoma. frazier.
would be for romney in this race? >> another one of falwell's contributions is get to evangelical to be nonbeliever. he relied on another thinker to say to be:belligerent he always have to have examples to help jesus carry his cross. there is always a biblical analysis. i think romney not only deals with that but i think his mormanism helps him. because without that, he is just a moderate former governor who signed health care reform but what evangelicals no is conservative, underwrote the campaign for proposition viii. i am not sure it plays the current narrative that they say that it does. >> host: i am sure it is more complicated voters say they care passionately about voters believes a great deal voting against romney and also worried about the mormon president. >> that comes to play with the committee that has some mistrust the you could vote for him over obama. two last questions. maybe a wold. i was fascinated of the notion the church was a prototype for what is the megachurch. is important not to confuse it with a rate wing politics but of that is not the case but you tal
of government so they are up for grabs. i would have said mitt romney will be a perfect candidate to appeal but i am not sure now. there is so much disarray. knows where things will stand by the time this shares. but to they are the fund-raisers, raising many, there are plenty of them out there but driven out of office because of the move to the right. >> host: did you hear anger or sadness? >> both. many, there are plenty of them out there but driven out of office because of the move to the right. >> host: did you hear anger or sadness? >> both. talking to legislators to fall into that category. some who were in their felt very marginalized by the more conservative leadership. so they did feel there was not room for them. >> you the largest of the four groups? >> no. >> host: getting to the other three starbucks mom and dad's where did you find them? >> the starbucks moms and dads are the decide years of the election as suburban moms and dads. more than 50 percent of all americans now live in suburbs. in 1980 was 30%. it is growing rapidly. their racially diverse. and they swing. they care
could envision mitt romney winning the election but no one is very enthusiastic about the guy. the good side of that would be is if conservatives put more attention on congress as a place to get our national leadership. our model for the last 40 years has been great, if you get a conservative present for a semi-concert president and you run to the white house to the meeting was something going wrong and you want to present, that's the liberal model. instead of expecting our help to come from the white house, we instead spend more time and attention on congress. that used to be the conservative view. if you go back to 1950s, look at the conservative political scientist historians, they were all saying liberals but all the chips on the president. and we should. there is a reason that article i is about congress. that was supposed to be the preeminent of the three branches for moving the country law. and the most limited branch. so this would be a return. what i'm is just would be a return to the older conservative attitude about how you should regard the relative priority of the three bra
thing and this is the challenge for conservatives, a thought experiment you could envision mitt romney winning the election but nobody is enthusiastic about the guy. the good side of that would be of conservatives put more attention on congress as a place we get our national leadership from rather than the white house, our model of the last 30 or 40 years has been great if you get a conservative president or semi conservative president under the white house to have a meeting with something going on and you want the president -- that is the liberal model it would be a good thing if instead of expecting our help to come from the white house we spend more of our time and attention on congress. that used to be the conservative view if you go back to 1950's and the conservative political science and historians of they were all saying there is a reason that article 1 is about congress and the longest article in the constitution that was supposed to be the preeminent of the branches for moving the country along and the most the lubber this branch, and so this would be a return. what i'm sugge
with what i talk about in this book. >> your boy, chris christie, has endorsed mitt romney. >> yes. well, i hang on everything chris christie says, so i guess i'm a romney girl now. no, i really am. um, i think it's going to be romney, i'm going to write about that this week, in fact, in my column. i've had it with these upstarts. look, he's not ronald reagan, ronald reagan isn't running. he's the best alternative. he's been fantastic in the debates, and best of all, um, he has a demonstrated ability to trick liberals into voting for him. [laughter] .. asked, but tv presents "after words" an hour-long program worried by a guest host authors. this week, richard thompson ford and his book, universal right down to earth. mr. ford argues several issues in western nations try to change the lives of millions by enforcing what they believe are universal human right and discusses these issues with former chief operating officer of human rights watch council on foreign relations, suzanne nossel. >> hi, rich. glad to be here with you this afternoon. really enjoyed the chance to read universal right d
that romney would be a perfect candidate to appeal to these npr republicans. i am not sure now. there has been so much disarray and in the republican primary, and by the time this ayers who knows where things will stand in the republican primary? but i will say the npr republicans are the fund-raisers. they raise the money for the republican party. there are plenty of them out there. they are out of office because of the move to the right. >> host: did you hear it from them, sadness or anger more? >> guest: both, both. certainly in new hampshire, i talked to a number of former and current state legislators who had fallen to the mpr republican category. some had lost primaries and have been driven out of the legislature and some who were still in there trying to -- marginalized by the republican leadership in the new hampshire state legislature said they did feel the party had been sort of taken over and that there wasn't room for them. >> host: do you think there is a larger group? >> guest: not by a longshot. >> host: let's get to the other three groups. you have the starbucks moms and dads,
. and so they are very much up for grabs this time around. i would have said that mitt romney would be a perfect candidate to appeal to these in pr republicans. i'm not sure now. there has been so much disarray in the republican primary. by the time in -- who knows where things stand. but i will say, the npr republicans are the fund-raisers they raise the money for the republican party. there are plenty of them out there, but they have been driven out of office because of the move to the right. >> host: did you hear from them sadness our anchor? >> guest: both. both. civilly in new hampshire i talked to a number of former and current state legislators who would fall into that npr republican category. some have lost primaries, been driven out of the legislature. some still in there trying to fight but to fill very marginalized by the more conservative republican in the new hampshire state legislature. so they did feel the party had been sort of taken over and that there wasn't room for them in the party. >> host: the largest of your four groups. >> guest: not by a long shot. no. >> h
. it is a state-by-state basis. >> exit stage left. shifting back to politics, one way mitt romney did in massachusetts, worked in massachusetts but would not necessarily be the right thing for the nation. from an economic perspective any particular reason the massachusetts approach would not scale nationwide? >> no. [laughter and applause] >> basically mitt romney had a choice. he had a choice of three things he could have done. he could have done what newt gingrich did and this about it and said i made a mistake. it is in the paths. he could have said was the right thing to do and a great idea. he tried the middle ground of saying the massachusetts, not for everyone else. he sort of told a couple of disingenuous things. that is why it is a good idea. raise taxes because the fed pays for bail. it is cheaper to argue that. then he said it is not right for the rest of the country. i may not work for the rest of the country. it does work for the rest of the country. >> last question stage right. >> we estimate there are probably a thousand people who are homeless, some for reasons of the
up for grabs this time around, and i would have said that mitt romney would be the perfect candidate to appeal to these npr republicans. i'm not sure now come and by the time who knows where things will stand. i will say that the npr republicans are the fund-raisers but there are plenty of them out there and they've been out of office because of the move to the right and. >> host: did you hear from them sadness or anchor more? >> guest: both. certainly in new hampshire i talked to a number of former and current state legislators in the republican category. some have lost primaries driven of the legislature and some were still in their trying to fight and were marginalized by the more conservative republican leadership in new hampshire state for as richard so they felt the party had been sort of taken over and there wasn't room for that. >> host: are the largest of the four groups? >> guest: not by a longshot. note. >> host: let's get to the others starting now. >> host: you have the starbucks moms and dads and locate them in virginia. >> guest: that i think is the largest starbucks m
the game going forward as governor romney running as a mormon has made it easier for himself. that is a great legacy. and and important barrier. >> one of the things that the movie makes clear but do have a future beyond the campaign, and the portion of the republicans and the populist grass-roots part of the party became a huge important part but then to see again and then she still speaks to those people but for the future of that and then in 2016 it is said huge story. sarah palin and will always be emblematic of that change in the party. amend then will be as visible as anybody. >> what ended up on the cutting room floor? >> besides my line? [laughter] did you get a cameo also? >> [laughter] there is one scene i wish we had time for. it is arbitrary limit of two stores by personally love to those pauses, the moments i don't want to cut it so quickly but not have the moments to think what the hell is going on? one of the scenes phi misses the scene where talking to the lawyers about why they had to do the vet in total secrecy. partly because of the vermette idea had slippe
that might play in a second term for obama. and from ken, who would romney prefer, a -- who would china prefer, a romney president or a second term obama? >> i'll say a brief word on pakistan, obviously very challenging. i think our afghanistan policy could fail probably because of pakistan's role. that because the politics in many kabul and the future of karzai are the key threat toss the mission, i think. in terms of the u.s./pakistan partnership, i give this administration reasonably decent grades for keeping on trying when nothing was working. and on afghanistan i think their messaging and their teamwork was relatively mediocre. by contrast, towards pakistan i think the strategic dialogue and a lot of the outreach was pretty good. mistakes we made on messaging in afghanistan affected pakistan policy, i believe, so i don't want to completely establish a distinction between the two. but i think this administration's been extremely mature and disciplined and realist on pakistan. we don't have any choice but to keep working the relationship. there have been things that have gone up and
republican debate where mitt romney was trying to defend his health care mandate say what we did in massachusetts was okay, but the federal version doesn't. what's the difference said michele bachmann. well, massachusetts is a state. the states to do with it want. bachmann said i think that the states nor congress should be able to do this, and she invoked this basic notion of autonomy which is spelled out in one of the briefs in the health care case which cites none other than roe v. wade. justice kennedy's opinion in the sweet mystery case where they say the right to define your own consumption of the meaning of life should prevent the government from telling you to buy health care. that is the completely intellectually coherent position my friends at the cato institute, a libertarian think tank in washington, are fiercely pro-choice, pro gay marriage and anti health care mandate. they want to restrict the government from making as by health care or telling us we can mario will begin do with the bodies. justice kennedy is the only justice on the supreme court who has some sympa
that romney, you know, they're outdoing even other with their patriotism. south carolina's a very military industrial complex state. so at one point romney said when he was challenged, ron paul was talking about getting out of foreign wars, and all the other candidates were jumping on him and saying that they, we had to defeat terrorism abroad, and the american security came first. and romney actually said something to the effect, and i'm paraphrase, i will go anywhere and kill them. in order to outdo rick perry and so forth. so here's a fellow who may be, you know, this is the kind of hysteria that builds upon so that the enemy is pretty much anywhere in the world and is reachable. >> that is the advantage of saying the enemy is terrorism because it means nothing, or it means everything. you can target a person anywhere in the world and say person or group of people are terrorists and target and kill them. i mean, one of the most shocking things, i think, in recent months has been, essentially, obama signing a law which gives the president power to order the killing of any american citize
business with mormons who they consider heterodox and religious matter, but i actually think romney's mormonism helped them with but evangelical christians because without that, he's just a moderate former governor of massachusetts who signed health care reform provides tax care funding over abortion. where would evangelical home they know it went against proposition 8. i am not sure that it plays the way the current narrative says that it plays in terms of fundamentalist dealing with romney. it's much more concentrated than not. >> i'm sure it's much more complicated. you can't live with the narrative says they care passionately about a candidate's religious belief in the republican primaries and seem to be voting against romney. >> i do think evangelical pastors are very tight terrified of having a morning person it would confer upon that religion. >> factors you're talking about making the plate in the general election is a community that may have some bigotry in some cases, but certainly the logical mistrust that combo for him over obama. >> ,. two last questions really. i have
think romney said he will repeal is the first thing he wants to do, but then he says, well, we have to repeal and replace and i am glad i have shown what i will replace it with. that is not cutting it. >> and it is interesting. all three of us are critics of omnicare. so probably mr. romney is not any of us are going to be secretary of hhs. but i just cannot understand why mr. romney will not say if that is a good idea for massachusetts. we have the evidence and ended not good. so i made a mistake. but he won't do that, so that is what makes it very, very frightening. so i'm going to buy an old ship, not the one that crashed off the italian coast. i will set up my liberty ship and they can all get our health on the liberty ship. >> i would like to also underscore what the seven what mr. shadegg said white is so critical congress gets it right this summer. they will cite an important element for the future of the health care system should go at the health care law can get repealed. and i will say also should be a cohesive plan and not just enough of that soup fan of everyone's idea t
of the exchange working and we had by partisan political support around the bill including governor mitt romney, republicans signed the bill. you have a real consensus around it. everyone was on board to make it work. now try to do this in states like texas, arkansas, alabama, georgia. states that don't have much in insurance regulation and all, something they don't do much. and have much capacity for but also where there's real political resistance to doing it. that is going to be more of a bureaucratic concern than bureaucratic bloat to the federal level. >> host: this viewer is asking if insurance companies will offer multi family discount. mandate to have insurance, will this create a new market? >> guest: the premise is you get more people into the pool. that is the idea. right now problem is people who try to buy insurance on their own have a hard time because insurers can just reject that if you have a preexisting condition or charge a ton and the rates are very high because the pool is not big enough. you only have people in the pool who think they need insurance. if this doesn't really
to be able to take the. romney will turn it up and he has the organization to do it. you can fly by the seat of your pet for a while but you can't fly by the seat of your pants the entire primary season. >> thank you. good luck. >> thank you. how are you? >> how are you a? >> great. take care of yourself. hi, how are you? >> hello. >> my head was down. having fun? >> yes. >> nice to meet you. >> thank you so much. >> take care. >> how are you? >> thank you, take care. thank you. have a good one. how are you? how's it going? >> good. how are you? >> you will enjoy it, i promise. enjoy, listen to my speech, laugh. how are you doing? >> you got here tonight sorry. great to see you. >> how are you? >> glad you made it. >> i know. i'm sorry. good to see you. >> thank you so much for coming. >> thank you. sorry i'm so late. >> take care. hi, how are you, how is it going? >> good. >> here we go. nice to see you. how are you? >> good. how are you. i just want to say thank you for your radio show. >> e-mail our website. put in turn on the subject line. >> how are you? >> i wanted to meet you. >> than
. there might be some debate about syria. [inaudible] >> well, as advisor to governor romney i think it is an excellent job. [laughter] know, look, first of all he has in he has, in fact, laid out a very comprehensive, by far the most comprehensive approach to foreign policy in a very long white paper. is given a big speech on the subject. but as is normal in the nature of most primary campaigns, it just hasn't been the topic does you were. and you don't get a chance to let out the grand vision of american foreign policy when you're debating contraception and you know, all the other important topics that you're debating. so i think you'll see more. a better time to ask this question will be in the general election. because then i think it would be a discussion about american foreign policy. i think that there has been room for criticism of the obama administration, and i know that one of the major approaches of governor romney, for instance, is that for quite some time and effort is part of the world, president obama has not been particularly great with a number of our allies. he's n
, it's a special a two-man race between him and mitt romney. however, mr. santorum cannot win at least 10 other states 54 delegates because his campaign failed to file the paperwork. the former pennsylvania senator will be in dixon, illinois for a rally and we will have live coverage of that add about 1 p.m. eastern. in the meantime that romney will be campaigning in chicago. he will be giving an economic policy speech at the university of chicago this afternoon. she's beec-span will have live e at 115 eastern. the former massachusetts governor one puerto rico's 20 delegates yesterday, and met romney's wife said last night that it's time for the other republican candidates to get behind her husband. as we mentioned, illinois hold its primary tomorrow. the status 54 delegates at stake and several polls show a close race in the illinois primary. a poll taken over the weekend by public policy polling shows mr. romney ahead of rick santorum, 45-30% among likely republican primary voters. with newt gingrich at 12% and ron paul at 10%. including puerto rico's result commit romney now has col
've not spoken with governor romney, but i've heard recently that people talking to him have been telling him about what's going on and hopefully he understands wall street and hopefully he would be able to get it. my hope is that he would be able to defend the america's interests and not wall street's interests. the funny things goldman sachs and the firms that are most under attack, they don't like what i've written because they make an awful lot of money off of the secret weapons that i've described. i like goldman sachs and i think they're important to our system. but these are problems that need to be dealt with. so hopefully governor romney -- hopefully they all get it but i only had the opportunity to get information directly to speaker gingrich and to senator santorum and hopefully soon i'll get it to governor romney. if you know him, tell him. he needs to read the book. >> this really isn't a partisan issue, though. this really involves everybody, all of us. >> i have briefed members of the administration. i've briefed pentagon. absolutely, in fact, a copy of the book recently went t
say that. [inaudible] >> but first say -- >> romney said he want to increase the number of prisoners there, not just not get rid of it. >> that's part of the legislation but it would use thank you to all prisoners. it's interesting, actually several years ago i made an argument at a time of the surge that maybe it was imprudent forced to close guantÁnamo given that there's a modicum of habeas corpus, and a modicum of transfatty, a modicum mind you at guantÁnamo. or else are we detaining detainees, under what conditions and for how long? we don't really know. there are 3000 detainees at the moment in bagram, 3000 in bagram. who knows where else? and being held under conditions that apparently are not, are not as good, you would say, as at guantÁnamo. and guantÁnamo isn't a happy place of course. interesting. so romney wants to increase the number. in that he is in very good company. >> so, we kind of take it as a historical inevitability that the u.s. is there, but did castro ever, during his might, did he ever tried to take over guantÁnamo? was ever in jeopardy? you know, and wh
this sense of everyone is afraid. people are excited. all the candidates have done a good job. mitt romney was strong, wreck was terrific and we will hear a lot more in coming days and this is good. this is a very good thing. >> host: how do you assess the ratings? >> guest: rick santorum experiencing what other candidate to experience. can he take it now? mitt romney will turn it up and has the organization to do it. he can fly by the seat of his pants for a while but not for an entire primary season. >> host: good luck. how are you? >> thank you. take care of yourself. how are you? my head is down. how are you doing? having fun? good to see you. they will do it for you. you can do it right there. all right, goodbye. how are you? take care. have a good one. how are you? how is it going? enjoy it. you will laugh. i promise. how are you? >> good. how are you? laughed. how are you doing? it was a little -- great to see you. how are you? glad you made it. i am hosting o'reilly tonight. the worst timing. thank you. sorry i am so late. nice to see you. thank you. how are you? >> good. how are y
the same thing of romney and santorum their numbers would improve as well so i really think you know, we in the collective establishment if you will, the blame is on us. we are not holding our own guys accountable. >> in a perfect world what are a few of the keys that you want addressed during this election year, brought to the national discussion on, voted on ultimately? >> well, i do think that the key question we face is how to get our fiscal house in order without wrecking the economy. if you take out the loony arithmetic and you you know a simile basically keep doing the same policy that we have been doing, we will have greek level deficits for the rest of the decade. we are running about 10% of gdp, maybe down to eight that basically that is where we are. that is not sustainable. we often say that you know, if greece could have only printed its way out, it would have been fine. well, we at the printing press are at a committed. i don't know of anyone is noticed that the fed is committed to holding down long-term interest rates as well as short-term rates. they are already doing eve
the bill including the then governor mitt romney, are republican, who signed the bill, this real consensus around it and everyone was onboard to make it work. now you're going to try to do it in states like texas, arkansas, alabama, georgia, states that, a, just don't have much insurance regulation right now at all. that's just not something that they do very much of and don't have much capacity for, but also where there will be a real political resistance for doing this. that will be more of a bureaucratic concern than the bureaucratic load at the federal level. host: this viewer is asking do you think insurance companies will offer multi-family discounts since there is a mandate to have insurance? will this create a new market? guest: well, yes, that's sort of the premise that you're requiring people to have insurance, you're going to get more people into the pool. that is really the idea here. right now, the problem somebody that people who try to buy insurance on their own have a really hard time of it, a, because in some states insurance companies can reject someone with a preexisting
for women candidates going forward and a great way for the country just as mitt romney running as a person who is a mormon this time around made that a lot easier for himself. that is a great legacy and important barrier to have -- not eliminated the that least reduced. >> one of the things the movie makes clear is governor sarah palin has a future beyond this campaign and she clearly has. she had that future largely because of the rise of a portion of the republican coalition that was not as important in 2008 and in 2000 and the populist grass-roots part of the party people refer to as the tea party became an important part of the electorate in 2010 and it is playing out again in 2012 and the republican primary. the republican coalition flipped between the old school or traditional mainstream establishment wing and the more populist -- she speaks to those people and the future of the republican party that tension began to what kind of republican party we get in 2012 and what we get in 2014-16 is a big huge story and sarah palin will always be emblematic of that change in party. we don't k
in illinois, both rick santorum and mitt romney and president obama as a matter of fact. he's speaking now in chicago and that's live on our companion network, c-span. rounding out the month, louisiana on the 24th and then into april with primaries in the district of columbia, maryland and wisconsin. and a reminder, too, that you can make c-span.org your clearinghouse for all sorts of video and campaign speeches, the candidate positions and social media as well, all of that at c-span.org/campaign2012. >> our system is fundamentally undemocratic in a number of ways. one of the ways is closed primaries. so in half the states in the country, 40% of all the voters can't participate in the primaries. and so they had no say in who get nominated. and as a result, we get more and more extreme candidates on both ends of the spectrum. >> saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words," linda killian writes in the swing vote that the most powerful electorate bloc in the u.s. are independent voters and they decided every election since world war ii. also this weekend on booktv, saturday at 8:00 pm, d
for romney and santorum and ron paul and newt gingrich up until super tuesday they had spent a total for the candidates of $53 million am not one week and they raised hundred million dollars. so they say and do anything. of course it'. so they are huge. they were out there they will say and do anything. of course it's a lot easier for them now since citizens united has used not only raise unlimited corporate money but she don't have to report each corporations are paying which builds. but they also could not do it without the assistance of the nation's media. and that is what drives me crazy. i see it every day and night scene for a variety of reasons but i see some of it is to budget cutbacks and newspapers were just don't have as many people as they had to do some good independent investigative reporting. but some of this is just because they are lazy and they don't want to do the work and instead they just take the lines fed to them and turn around and repeat them. listen to this from walter cronkite appeared just before he died. cronkite said, what do i regret? well, i regret tha
, talking about mitt romney's dog on the roof as a major campaign issue, it is about trivialities. john mccain is not a trivial man. he is a serious man. he would have been a fine commander in chief. i think that the country would be in better position today had john mccain been the president. obviously the american people decided otherwise and you have to accept the verdict of the american people. >> time for one more question. the gentleman in the blue shirt and blue tie. >> kyle simmons, virginia statesman. felt like i was sitting on the staff meetings and private events during the campaign. as for mark and john, steve said earlier there were things he would never talk about that happened in the campaign but is there one moment you wish you could have heard about or been part of or seen? >> we did a creditable job describing what it was like in sarah palin's hotel suite during the week of the republican convention. those four or five days but if you ask where i would most likely to have been baked into the wall, because as chaotic as the film portrays that momentum was much more chao
a mitt romney becomes the next president of the united states and how we deal with iran? >> change for the worse is much more probable than likely then change for the better. but i would agree with you that obviously there is bureaucratic inertia and there is institutions that are going to take a tremendous amount of willpower to be able to change. i think perhaps one of the mistakes, shortcomings, of this massive movement behind obama that by now probably is quite disappointing and they were hoping for other things, is that a lot of organizations, a lot of the grassroots kind of took a vacation once obama was in office. there was a belief perhaps that you know, he is there and he is going to take care of it and they won't have access as the opponents of obama sought, as the bureaucrats who prefer the status quo and obama fails to reactivate the draft. without that you're not going to see any change. i don't believe it's impossible and on the contrary it is quite possible. we have seen very interesting shifts in u.s. policy in the past, but they usually have taken place during a ti
of getting some sort of a mandate i think this depends on who wins. mitt romney right now is running on a plot for the increases the deficit substantially. so if he wins it is going to be difficult for him to implement deficit reduction because that means he is going to have to be breaking a lot of campaign promises. >> you think that his priority would be to the tax cuts that he's calling for which would be deficit inducing instead of doing the deficit reduction that he's calling for in terms of reducing -- >> i don't know what his priorities will be but i know if you look at the overall plan, the spending cuts that are in his proposal, not including the 20% cap or the balanced budget amendment which are not actual spending cuts, that's just procedural mechanism but the actual spending cuts that are there in no way at the lost revenue that he has. so if you are just scoring based on what you actually can come of the net results in a net increase in the deficit, so my worry would be then that he will have a difficult time adhering to his campaign promises. now he said for example def
note in the news this morning it said that mitt romney is starting to turn to the obama administration and focus its critique on its foreign policy which strikes me a bit like peewee herman challenging mike tyson, but i would appreciate your assessments. >> barbara? >> sure. well, president obama said something very sensible, i forget whether it was in his -- i think it was actually in his speech to the apec convention where he pointed out that the only way you can actually get a country to not build nuclear weapons is if leadership of that country decides not to build nuclear weapons, that there's no other permanent way to stop nuclear proliferation. i thought that was a really key point. um, so, i mean, he's basically saying that we have sanctions, we have other tools, but, you know, ultimately it's going to have to be a decision of the iranian government. there is no -- he was saying, in effect, there is no military solution to the iranian nuclear program even while he insists that all options remain on the table. so i think that's very useful. but we've seen, certainly, mitt romney
as a result and speeches. polls have met romney and rick santorum in a tight a week ago. now mr. romney are printed in illinois surged in some polls. >> a new america where it is made real for all. without regard to race our belief on economic conditions. i mean a new america which everlasting attacks the agent idea that men can solve their differences by killing each other. [applause] >> as candidates campaign for president this year, we look back at 14 in the rain for the office, and lost. go to our website c-span.org/thecontenders to see video of the contenders for a lasting impact on american politics. >> the profit of the radical liberal left continues to offer only one solution to the problems which confront us. they tell us again and again and again, we should spend our way out of trouble and spend our way into a better tomorrow. >> c-span.org/thecontenders. >> and now back to the atlantic magazines economic summit. in this half-hour portion, economist laura d'andrea tyson from the president's council on jobs and competitiveness talks about the current economic situation. >> laur
in the united states, including john mccain said to start airstrikes now and on iran, mitt romney on sunday went so far as to say that if you are real estate, i ran with it a bomb in the world will change. how do you respond to those critics? >> a couple of questions they are, so let's start with the iran situation since that's been a topic in the news for the last few days. when i came into office, iran was unified on the move, had made substantial progress in the world was divided. but we've been able to do at the past three years is mobilize unprecedented crippling advantages on iraq. iran is feeling the bite of the sanctions in a substantial way. the world is unified. iran is politically isolated. and what i have said is that we will not countenance iran getting a nuclear weapon. my policy is not containment. that policy is to prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon because it they get a nuclear weapon that could trigger the arms race that would undermine our non-proliferation goals. you can substantially fall in the hands of a terrorist within a close consultation with all of our allies
're seeing from republicans a lot of change in position, especially mitt romney. i mean, in 2006 governor romney said, and this is a direct quote, i'm very much in favor of people recognizing that these high gasoline prices are probably here to stay. and the new republic covered it in if an article just recently here that i'd like to submit for the record, madam chair. the title of the article's, when romney liked high gas prices. in fact, it highlighted that he was very much for a lot of the plans that president obama has put forward today. on this issue of gas prices, i would note that the associated press recently conducted a comprehensive statistical study going back 36 years. and the study shows no correlation, underline no correlation between u.s. drilling and gasoline prices. gasoline prices are driven by oil prices which are set on the global market. the u.s. has the highest rate count in at least 25 years, but we do not control global supply and demand. so that's something that i think consumers need to realize and understand. even if we were totally oil independent like canada i
by public policy point shows mitt romney ahead of santorum 35 to 40% among the likely primary voters with new gingrich at 12% and ron paul at 10%. you can watch live coverage on the c-span networks and online. illinois has 54% of delegates at stake. mr. santorum is ineligible to win at least ten of those because of his campaign filings paperwork feeling. including puerto rico mr. romney now has 521 delegates compared to rick santorum to record 53, new gingrich 136, and ron paul 50 associated press. the winner needs at least 1,144 delegates. >> white house press secretary carney today called on the house of representatives to pass a transportation bill but stopped short of formally endorsing the measure that passed last week in the senate. asked to respond to the house budget plan likely to be released this week the white house spokesman said the bill would break agreements made in the 2011 debt ceiling deal. >> good crowd. how is everybody? good afternoon. thanks for being here. i hope you'll have a great weekend and that some of you still have a decent brackett under way after all t
the neoconservative and other elements to the administration and note in the news this morning it seems mitt romney is setting the terms to the obama administration and focus its critique of foreign policy. challenging mike tyson but i would appreciate your assessment. barbara? >> sure. it's to the apec convention where he pointed out the only way you can actually get a country to not build nuclear weapons decide not to build nuclear weapons if there is no other permanent way to start nuclear proliferation that is a key point. he's basically saying we have sanctions, we have other tools but ultimately it's going to have to be a decision of the government. he was saying in effect there is no military solution to the nuclear program even while he showed all options remain on the table. that's very useful, but we have seen mitt romney and others apart from ron paul from beating the drum for an even more aggressive posture toward iran to that of the obama administration. i think it's going to be very hard to get anything accomplished before the election in terms of something the would require u.s. conc
, he and mitt romney do have some similarities in what they proposed for medicare, medicaid and some deep spending cuts. >> host: nancy cook of "national journal," thanks for joining us. >> guest: thanks so much for having me. >> maryland barbara mccullzy marked a milestone over the weekend. she became the longest-serving female member of congress elected in 1976. senator -- >> in march 1979, c-span began televising the u.s. house of representatives and nonfiction books and american history is available on tv, radio, and online. >> we have even had advice that we do not do as i do today and come in with a plain old white shirt and a summer tie, heaven forbid. now, i don't know whether my colleagues feel that this would be a better decorum for the senate and i see the distinguished staffer are nodding no but the people of ohio would perhaps make a better judgment of what they would prefer me to be attired in with the united states senate. mr. president, these are just a few of our concerns here in the senate and i'm sure that none of us will do a thing differently in the senate of t
. that will happen 4:00 p.m. eastern and we'll have live coverage here on c-span2. >>> mitt romney and rick santorum are competing for the 54 delegates at stake in illinois. the primary comes on the heels of former governor romney's victory sunday in puerto rico. recent polls indicate mr. romney may have expanded his lead over rick santorum in illinois and we'll have live coverage of the results getting underway at 7:00 eastern on c-span networks, c-span radio and online on c-span.org. >>> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says efforts to hand over security to the afghans are on track despite anger over a u.s. soldier's alleged massacre of afghan civilians. marine general john allen is testifying today before the house armed services committee. you can see that live right now on our companion network c-span3. he goes before the senate armed services committee on thursday. see that life nine 30 eastern on c-span3. >> nation's highest court starts oral argument on the health care law. they are hearing self challenges. justice agree to release audio of the argument each day. we'll bring it to you 2
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